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Conversations with Community Gardeners

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Washington Park Library - Main AreaRoom
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
1316 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02905

We will get to the root of community gardening during this discussion with experienced garden leaders from Providence and Pawtucket.

Community gardeners - come one, come all to reflect on the season together! Drought, critters, and heat waves. Panelists Tarshire Battle (Roots2Empower /Southside Community Land Trust), Fatema Maswood (Providence Seed Library), Ana Soares (Galego Garden), and Doug Victor (Peace & Plenty) will share their successes, challenges and lessons learned, offering advice for starting and sustaining vibrant community gardens. Bring questions and tips of your own to share with the group! Arrive early (5:30pm) to get a tour of the Washington Park Library’s community garden, cultivated by local teen interns and family members. This event was planned in partnership with Southside Community Land Trust.

Register through Eventbrite.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT is a three-part series hosted by the Community Libraries of Providence in partnership with the URI Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program and Food Recovery for RI. Inspired by the URI Honors Colloquium, Just Good Food, this in-person series engages communities in discussions about local food systems, identity & culture. Learn more and register for the entire series:

10/6 Conversations with Community Gardeners

11/3 Food is Never Just Food with Vanessa Garcia Polanco

12/8 Community Potluck & Cultural Celebration

Contact Information
Amy Rosa
(401) 781-3136
Sponsored by: 
The University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension and The Friends of the Washington Park Library
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